News: Cash Transfers Transforming Lives of the Poor

JOHANNESBURG, May 12, 2010 (IPS) - When Letesia Mbewe was nominated as a beneficiary in a cash transfer pilot project in Zambia’s Chipata district, she had no idea the project would change her life and that of her three children. Mbewe, who spent most of her days tilling the fields struggling to earn enough to >> Read more

News: Motherhood: Norway Tops List of the Best Places to Be a Mother; Afghanistan Rates Worst

Norway is the best country in the world in which to be a new mother, followed by Australia, according to Save the Children’s annual State of the World’s Mothers report, issued this month. Afghanistan was at the bottom of the 160 countries listed. The United States did not fare well; it was 28th, below Greece, >> Read more

Funding: Rockefeller Foundation Funds US State Department Award for Empowering Women and Girls Around the World

Rockefeller Foundation Funds US State Department Award for Empowering Women and Girls Around the World Everywhere from rural villages to burgeoning cities, women and girls face special challenges when it comes to poverty, violence, legal systems, education, employment, health and nutrition. The good news is that people across the globe are taking innovative steps to >> Read more

Multimeida: IFPRI Gender on Flickr

Inspired by the success of our GCARD photo presentation, we've put together a collection of photos of women around the world involved in a wide range of agricultural activities (we'll keep updating as new photos come in)  Check it out

Event (DC): Capacity Building for Women Farmers The Impact of Numeracy and Literacy Training on Household Well-being in Central Mozambique

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010  Time: 3:00-5:00 pm Location: Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, 499 South Capitol St. SW, Suite 500-B, Washington, DC To RSVP, please send your name, affiliation, and email to: events@partnership-africa.org Welcome: Emmy Simmons, Board Member, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa Presentation: Maria José Novoa, Senior >> Read more

Multimedia: ICRW’s Senior Gender and Agriculture Specialist David Kauck on ‘Small Farmers Big Solutions’

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Event: Oxfam Canada: Gender Justice Summit (GJS)

June 18-20, 2010 Toronto, Canada This energizing summit will bring together a diverse community of Oxfam supporters, academics, advocates, researchers, policy-makers, and activists from around the world to discuss poverty and development as it relates to women. It is a unique opportunity to strengthen connections while collaborating on approaches to advancing women's rights, women's empowerment, >> Read more

Publication: Cultivating Global Food Security A Strategy for U.S. Leadership on Productivity, Agricultural Research, and Trade

By Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, J. Stephen Morrison, Senator Robert P. Casey Jr., Senator Richard G. Lugar, and Representative Betty McCollum, cochairs Apr 27, 2010 These recommendations from leaders in government, business, academia, and the nongovernmental and philanthropy communities emphasize the importance of U.S. leadership and commitment to improving food security and making agriculture a priority >> Read more

Publication: Gender and Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support, 2002-08

Gender and Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support, 2002-08 This book assesses the effectiveness of the World Bank's 2001 gender strategy and the results from it. Findings include include redoubling efforts to institutionalize the accountability framework and develop the monitoring system envisioned in the 2001 Gender Strategy, establishing a results framework, and restoring a >> Read more

Publication: (World Bank) Economic Opportunities for Women in the East Asia and Pacific Region

Economic Opportunities for Women in the East Asia and Pacific Region By Amanda Ellis, Daniel Kirkwood, and Dhruv Malhotra This book brings together data and available evidence on the constraints that female entrepreneurs in the East Asia and the Pacific Region region face with regard to: access to assets, business regulations and governance issues, and >> Read more